Hans R. Isakson

Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Northern Iowa

Hans R. Isakson is a Professor Emeritus of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Northern Iowa. He was previously a professor of Economics and a Professor of Finance at the University of Northern Iowa, as well as holding academic positions at the University of Texas at Arlington, Washington State University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Wisconsin System.

Dr. Isakson’s research focuses on real estate and land market analysis, urban land development models, appraisal methods, real estate investment analysis, energy conservation in buildings, and economic impact studies. In particular, he has expertise in housing valuation, including on automated valuation models. His research has been published in the Journal of Housing Research, Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, Environmental and Ecological Statistics, Agricultural Economics, Journal of Education for Business, the Journal of Real Estate Research, the Appraisal Journal, Real Estate Finance Journal, the Journal of Real Estate Research, Appraisal Review and Mortgage Underwriting Journal, Property Tax Journal, AREUA Journal, and Energy Economics, among others.

He has received recognition and awards for his research, including being recognized as part of the upper 10 percent of authors appearing in three major real estate journals. He has also been the recipient of numerous grants for real estate research.

In addition, he has provided expert witness testimony in a variety of matters regarding appraisal techniques and valuation modeling.

Dr. Isakson received his PhD in Urban Economics and Public Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.